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For discussion: Obtaining consent for ionising radiation: Has the time come?

Authors


  • RM Mendelson MRCP FRCR FRANZCR.

  • Conflict of interest: None.

Clinical Professor Richard M Mendelson, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Royal Perth Hospital, GPO Box X2213, Perth, WA 6847, Australia.
Email: richard.mendelson@health.wa.gov.au

Summary

The aim of this paper is to promote debate on the issues surrounding the provision of information to, and the obtaining of valid consent from patients exposed to ionising radiation (IR) from diagnostic and interventional imaging procedures. This is especially pertinent in view of recent interest in the risks of IR expressed in the medical and lay press.

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